Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Few Statistics

This year started out so well when it came to site visits and views, but the rollercoaster of setbacks, disappointments, and downright leg-sweeping I’ve bumbled through really impacted heavily on my ability to write regularly.  As a result the amount … Continue reading

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Supported and Supporting

There’s a couple of friends going through – well let’s call it a high stress situation – at the moment. Not, I hasten to add, with each other, nor are they in any way connected besides their common friendship with … Continue reading

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Christmas part four or five

I don’t know what it is about this year’s Christmas but its proving rather extended. Between our journeys North and Back Again, we seem to be distributing presents on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun and appeals … Continue reading

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Oh, So You Want To Talk Stressful Journeys?

Just to prove that the best laid plans absolutely will fall apart even for the most organised of us, our return trip took double the expected time. In retrospect, believing our satnav when it first said there was an hour’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Travel Stress

We’re on the road again, on the second leg of our whirlwind tour of the North of England. I did the driving yesterday, but I’ve taken a back seat today, largely to give myself a rest ahead of our long … Continue reading

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Driving Lady M’s Car

In a hitherto unknown level of trust, Lady M has allowed me to drive her car as we’ve travelled North for Christmas. I know, you’d think the car I normally drive round the local area was on its last legs … Continue reading

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So, this is Christmas?

It usually takes a while for me to get into a Christmas mode; and for me, this year has felt particularly difficult to enter into any kind of festivity. There are a number of reasons for that, most of which … Continue reading

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